San Giorgio al Palazzo

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Church of Saint George al Palazzo
(Chiesa di San Giorgio al Palazzo)
IMG 5129 - Milano - San Giorgio al Palazzo - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto - 17 febr. 2007.jpg
Façade of the church.
Basic information
Location Milan, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°27′39″N 9°11′02″E / 45.46096°N 9.183930°E / 45.46096; 9.183930
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Milan
Country Italy
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Francesco Maria Richini
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking c 750
Completed 1774

San Giorgio al Palazzo is a baroque-style, Roman Catholic church in central Milan, region of Lombardy, Italy.

History[edit]

The church was founded around 750 by archbishop Natalis,[1] and was modernized in Baroque style by Francesco Maria Richini in 1623. The façade, designed by Francesco Croce, was built in the 18th century.

The most striking feature of the interior is the Passion Chapel, with panels and frescoes painted by Bernardino Luini in 1516. In the first chapel on the right is a canvas by Gaudenzio Ferrari.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Colombo, Giulio (1990). "Natale, santo". Dizionario della Chiesa Ambrosiana (in Italian). 4. Milano: NED. p. 2440–2441. ISBN 88-7023-102-X. 

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